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2008-10-24 17:31
An addictively illbient Cape Flats hiep-hop head-nodder about looking byeond the beef. Off the legendary Kallitz's word surgeon's solo EP.
Listen: Maak Mekaa Sterk

Jennifer Ferguson fans are going to love this gorgeous African ballad off the versatile Mother City scribe's debut CD, Unsung Heroes.
Listen: Ndabezinhle Nxumalo

The Pretty Blue Guns
Another engimatic indie rock tale of "dirt, love, lust, flowers...not so lonely nights, tight pants, loose women, indulgence, friends and foes" off their debut EP, Dirt.
Listen: Ded Man's Waltz

Pretoria metal monsters get the headbangers ball started on this impressively heavy assault off their debut, Colour of Television.
Listen: Friday Night on the Ninsei

Bellville-bred suburban "Afri-Grunge" trio channels the ghosts of Nirvana, Tool, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC on this anthem about overflowing wallets.
Listen: Bottomless Beursie
This week's Top 5 Downloads
1: Marimbas From Mother Africa
Classic South African folk song gets a soulful overhaul on this gorgeous rendition off African Cream's superb marimba primer.
Listen: Malaika

3: Anna Davel
Bewitching "Engelse folk" gem from this talented SAMA-winning Afrikaans diva. Off her recent album Raaisels, Skepe En 1000 Drome.
Listen: In Flames

4: Bob Dylan
Channel 24 Exclusive! Enjoy this rare folk blues gem off his forthcoming CD Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Volume 8 .
Listen: Mississippi

5: Machalk-Zeen
Clubs from Soweto and Alex to Sandton and LA are going to be on fire with this addictive kwaito floor filler off Kwaitomachine.
Listen: Best Girl

5: Valiant Swart
The legendary mystic blues rock boer shares this acoustic English conversation off his Dorpstraat Revisited solo project.
Listen: How Can U Tune Me Nooit....

Bonus: this month's MP3 streams
Jazzy reggae rubs shoudlers with subversive lounge dub on this deceptively chilled inner city critique off the Mozambican quartet's stunning new CD, Sorry For the Delay.
Listen: Fairy Tales

Mega-selling rockers give us a taste of what to expect from their brand new CD, Black Ice, which gets released on October 20, 2008. Produced by Brendan O' Brian no less!
Listen: Rock n Roll Train

Arno Carstens' dark side? Tun into this extreme electro-goth makeover of Clout's classic, featuring Cindy Alyer.
Listen: Substitute

Dirty Skirts
"Squishy Inside loves the open door!" tease the Skirts on this hand in glove kissed indie-rocker about "coming together on a midnight dance floor". Off their brand new CD, Daddy Don't Disco.
Listen: Wait For Today

The Windrich Brothers give fans of Dave Matthews, Robin Auld and Bright Blue a reason to listen on this killer comeback album.
Listen: Under Blue Skies

From gorgeous African ballads and inspirational Afrikaans hip-hop to addictive indie rock, hectic heavy metal and more: get your genre surf on.

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